About This Chapter
Understanding & Treating Fistula - Chapter Summary
This series of basic lessons examines the causes, symptoms and treatments for various fistula types. As you work through the chapter, you'll become familiar with obstetric and tracheoesophageal fistulas, as well as pyothorax and esophageal atresia. Our expert instructors define and explain fistula terminology in a way that's easy to understand and remember.
Be sure to take the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to solidify your understanding of these fistula terms and treatments. Our instructors are available to answer any questions you may have, and you can access the chapter material at any time that fits your schedule. Revisit the lessons at any time and use any computer or mobile device to study.
How It Helps
These simple lessons can help any aspiring nurse or current healthcare professional who needs additional fistula training or a convenient continuing education resource. Use these resources to build your professional skills or stay up-to-date on this medical topic.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Explain the causes, symptoms and treatments of obstetric fistulas
- Describe pyothorax with and without fistula
- Compare tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia
1. Obstetric Fistula: Definition & Causes
Obstetrical fistula is a serious childbirth complication experienced by women around the world. This lesson looks to define the obstetrical fistula injury and explores the common causes.
2. Obstetric Fistula: Symptoms & Treatment
Obstetrical fistula is a life changing childbirth injury. This lesson covers the common symptoms, as well as the treatment options available to women suffering with this condition.
3. Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula
Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistulas are congenital defects of the esophagus and trachea affecting eating and breathing in the newborn. In this lesson we will review the types, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for the infant with this condition.
4. Pyothorax with & without Fistula
What is pyothorax? What happens when pyothorax causes a fistula to form? Learn the answers to these questions, and much more, by reading the rest of this lesson!
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